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General — US. [ˈdʒenrəl], UK. [ˈdʒen(ə)r(ə)l]

Main meanings:

  1. Concerning, applicable to, or affecting all or most people, situations, or cases.
  2. A military rank above colonel, often responsible for a large unit or area.
  3. Common or widespread; not specific or detailed.
  4. A person with authority or leadership responsibilities in a broad context.


10 simple sentences:

  • The general atmosphere was tense.
  • We need a general solution.
  • The general mood is positive.
  • A general idea emerged.
  • He served as a general.
  • General health is important.
  • She’s a general manager.
  • Is that a general rule?
  • They reached a general agreement.
  • The general trend is positive.


The sentences from movies:

Good evening, General. – 101 Dalmatians (1996)

I follow your general idea. – Gone With The Wind (1939)

But in general you’ll be okay. – Serpico (1973)

Korben, there’s a general on the phone. – The Fifth Element (1997)

You look great, General Secretary. – Tetris (2023)

I don’t know what to say, General Gibson. – Asteroid City (2023)

General Erinmore has called off the attack. – 1917 (2019)

Jonathan Lundy, General Manager, owner? – Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

But my general, in his superior wisdom, objects. – John Carter (2012)

In the words of General George C. – Gandhi (1982)

A female General. – Around The World In 80 Days (2004)

Why is that, General? – A Beautiful Mind (2001)

You’d make a fine general, my love. – Troy (2004)

It’s a general expression for you killing somebody. – Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Camille, General Medrano. – Quantum of Solace (2008)

General, my team always works alone. – Predator (1987)

The attorney general? – All the President’s Men (1976)

This is General Director Preysing. – Grand Hotel (1932)

Sound a general call. – The Avengers (2012)

I mean, not in general, you understand? – Hitch (2005)

Both victims were taken to Gotham General. – Joker (2019)

Well, just the general behavior, sir. – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

General Turgidson, a Colonel Puntrich calling. – Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Go to general quarters. – Pearl Harbor (2001)

General, you might wanna watch this. – Independence Day (1996)

Hurrah for General what’s his name? – Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Better yet, a general. – Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Just in a general kind of way. – Fargo (1996)

Because your General will say, Hatsumomo, you stink. – Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

It was just a very general letter. – Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

So what do you reckon, in general? – Closer (2004)

General Dynamics of Fort Worth, Texas. – JFK (1991)

Thought he was gonna take over General Electric. – The Sting (1973)

Memphis General, this is Medical Unit 26. – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

As a general rule, you can find it. – Old Yeller (1957)

House was built in 1825 by General Custer. – Step Brothers (2008)

But yes, that is the general idea. – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

I am a Roman general! – Night at the Museum (2006)

There’s a general store in the cantina. – Contact (1997)